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  • David Gibson

    Another tool for protecting patients Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 14:08 By David Gibson

    The guidance acknowledges that harm can be, and usually is, avoided if professional colleagues intervene before an error reaches a patient and, furthermore, emphasises the importance of protecting patients from harm by challenging poor prescribing practice.

  • David Gibson

    Choosing my words carefully Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00 By David Gibson

    Working in an acute medicine ward, I often encounter communication issues around how patients’ medicines are reviewed. 

  • David Gibson, MSc, MRPharmS, is lead clinical pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

    Demonstrating my clinical practice Subscription

    24 JUL 2015 14:06 By David Gibson

    Building my RPS Faculty portfolio seemed daunting at first, but as a prescriber I realised I had plenty of activities that could be used.

  • How to support patients as they withdraw from alcohol Subscription

    1 JAN 2012 By David Gibson

    Over 4% of 16- to 65-year-olds in England can be classed as alcohol-dependent and around a quarter of the population consumes alcohol in a way that is potentially harmful to health or well-being. It is a similar story for the rest of the UK: of the one million people in the UK addicted to alcohol only 6% per year receive treatment.1 Possible ...

  • Pharmacist looking at a patient's summary care (SCR) record on a computer

    How to use the summary care record in community pharmacy Subscription

    26 APR 2016 14:17 By David Gibson, Laura Smith

    An overview of the summary care record, including its contents, who can view it, how its use can be monitored as well as how access in community pharmacies in England can benefit patients and pharmacy practice.

  • Shared purpose

    Inspire shared purpose by appraising your staff as a team Subscription

    2 JUN 2014 0:00 By David Gibson

    How can your staff be motivated to work effectively as a team? Group appraisals can be used to assess current performance, set future objectives and instil collective responsibility

  • David Gibson

    New framework, new opportunities Subscription

    11 JUL 2012 14:36 By David Gibson

    Lead clinical pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital

  • David Gibson

    Obtaining consent from patients is not always straightforward Subscription

    17 MAR 2015 16:53 By David Gibson

    How do you obtain consent when the patient is unable to give it?

  • David Gibson

    Piece of the jigsaw Subscription

    29 JAN 2014 12:43 By David Gibson

    In the past few months I have been spending more time in the ambulatory acute medicine clinic. My aim is to try to divert some of the less ill patients from the admissions wards and thus reduce the burden on the A&E department.

  • David Gibson

    Reaching critical mass Subscription

    23 FEB 2013 17:34 By David Gibson

    I have recently been involved with supporting two non-medical prescribers in training. The first was a paediatric nurse specialist. As part of her prescribing course she needed to shadow a pharmacist prescriber.

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